Hi! I am new to this website. I am a third generation of American born Sicilians from Buffalo NY. I am doing some genealogy research on my great grandmother Loreta Militello.
Date of Birth: definitely March 19, possibly year 1884 Ellis Island arrival date: May 6, 1902 Port of Departure: Palermo Place of residence: Aliminusa Sicily Ship: The Washington Final Destination in US: Buffalo NY. In the Ellis Island ship original ship manifest she's listed as Loreta "Militella" but its really Militello and my dad says that's her. She married Giacomo Nasca and they had 7 children between 1908-1923. They lived in ward 27 Buffalo NY. She died Feb or Mar of 1970. year of death is accurate. Any info you can lead me to on Loreta Militello would be helpful. Thank you.
Record #20 Dated 23 March 1884 at the town office in Aliminusa Birth on 21 March 1884, at 2:30 AM at the place at Via Nataro(sp?) #4 Father: Cosimo Militello, age 45, borghese (middle class), residing in this town Mother: Croce Puglisi , age 29, his wife, living with him Child was given the name LORETA Witnesses to the record: Santo Battaglia, 25; and Antonino Mercurio, 33
FYI - Took a look at the arrival manifest for Loreta in 1902. The last name is written as Militello, it just looks like an "a" at the end because of the top of the "S" in the name Salvatore on the line below it.
It appears that she and Giacomo Nasca were married in the US, correct?
This WWI registration card gives his birthdate as 7 August 1882.
Thank you for the information and my apologies for delayed response. I was having password issues. I believe Giacomo and Loreta were married in Buffalo. Loreta was sent to Buffalo to take care of her brothers.
Possible birth record of Giacomo Nasca INDEX#274 1882 Oct 5th in the town of Montemaggiore Belsito birth of Giacomo Nasca son of Giuseppe Nasca age 30 farmer and Angela Pasquale age 24 daughter of Francesco Pasquale CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Marriage of Giuseppe Nasca and Angela Pasquale INDEX#32 1882 June 2nd in the town of Montemaggiore Belsito marriage of Giuseppe Nasca age 33 farmer born in Montemaggiore Belsito son of Giacomo Nasca and Anna Arcara married to Angela Pasquale age 22 born in Montemaggiore Belsito daughter of Francesco Pasquale and Luminata Luzzio CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Just for references, the 1910 census, they stated they were married since 5 years..
1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Jacob Nasso [Jacob Nasco] Age in 1910: 27 Birth Year: abt 1883 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1910: Buffalo Ward 25, Erie, New York Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1907 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Lauretta Nasco Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Jacob Nasso 27 Lauretta Nasco 26 Vincenzo Nasco 2 Gaetana Nasco 0 [11/12]